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Tackling Brum’s housing shortage with creative thinking

Cabinet has approved a raft of measures to address the housing shortage in Birmingham today (Tuesday 25 July) with three specialist housing reports. ‘Incentivising self-build in the city’ puts forward a series of proposals to enable the development of new homes for self and custom build in Birmingham, including identifying and disposing of suitable council-owned […]

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‘Peddimore, Birmingham’ development to create 10,000 jobs

Birmingham City Council has today launched one of the UK’s prime industrial development opportunities to potential developers and investors, leading the way for the creation of up to 10,000 jobs set to contribute £350 million to the local economy. Perfectly located at the outer edge of the A38 industrial corridor to the east of Birmingham, […]

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Building great homes, creating great places – Birmingham leads the way

By on 05/07/2017 in Leader, News, Partnerships with 0 Comments

Birmingham City Council has today (July 5) launched its new housing pamphlet – “Building great homes, creating great places – Birmingham leads the way”. Birmingham has long been a place of social reformers, from the Chamberlains through to today the leaders of the city strive to provide the best quality of life for those who live […]

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Bids to Young Active Travel fund being welcomed

Organisations with ideas on how to encourage parents and pupils to reduce school car journeys are being invited to bid for funds from the Birmingham Young Active Travel Trust. The charity, established by the city council last year, aims to encourage pupils and parents to adopt more sustainable ways of getting to and from school […]

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Messages and statements following attack in Manchester

By on 23/05/2017 in Cllr Clancy, Leader, Lord Mayor, News with 0 Comments

Update 11:30am: Joint Group Leaders’ statement “Birmingham stands firm with our friends in Manchester today. “Our thoughts and our prayers are with the victims, their families and everyone affected by a barbaric act of terror. “This is a dark day but we know that our towns and cities will not be beaten by terror. People […]

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Response to Birmingham Independent Improvement Panel

By on 31/03/2017 in Leader, News with 0 Comments

Birmingham City Council has responded to the latest letter from the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government to the Birmingham Independent Improvement Panel In a joint statement, leader Cllr John Clancy and acting chief executive Angela Probert said: “The latest letter notes the progress we continue to make and the shared determination to […]

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Interim Corporate Director, Children and Young People appointed

By on 29/03/2017 in Leader, News with 0 Comments

Leader of Birmingham City Council John Clancy announces appointment of Interim Corporate Director, Children and Young People.        “Following on from last week’s announcements about our revised Corporate Leadership Team (CLT), I’m pleased to confirm that Colin Diamond CBE has been appointed to the role of Interim Corporate Director, Children and Young People. […]

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Strategic Director for Finance & Legal to leave city council

By on 28/03/2017 in Leader, News with 0 Comments

Birmingham City Council’s Strategic Director for Finance and Legal, Jon Warlow, has announced he is to leave the authority after eight years. During this time the council has seen a difficult period of national spending reductions and he has overseen a series of budgets which have already led to the Council saving over £560 million […]

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New Cabinet Member for Transparency, Openness and Equality

By on 03/03/2017 in Cllr Chatfield, Leader, News with 0 Comments

Cllr Tristan Chatfield is the new Cabinet Member for Transparency, Openness and Equality. He was elected as a Councillor for the Oscott Ward in May 2012. He was previously chair of the Audit Committee. Cllr Chatfield said: “It’s an honour to be joining the cabinet and I look forward to serving the people of Birmingham […]

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Council approves budget for 2017/18

Birmingham’s budget for 2017/18, was set last night at Full Council (28 February 2017), and will commit nearly £550million to services which protect and support adults and children across the city Following one of its largest consultations, Birmingham City Council has not only made changes to proposed savings by £7.5million, but also committed more funding […]

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